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CHIEFS SIGN TE ANTHONY BECHT, WAIVE TE JAKE O’CONNELL

Posted Sep 16, 2011

Becht was with the Chiefs during the preseason

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has signed free agent TE Anthony Becht and waived TE Jake O’Connell.

Becht (6-6, 270) has appeared in 158 games (127 starts) with the N.Y. Jets (2000-04), Tampa Bay (2005-07), St. Louis (2008) and Arizona (2009). He has caught 185 passes for 1,511 yards (8.2 avg.) with 21 touchdowns. He has also played in nine postseason contests (eight starts), recording 11 receptions for 84 yards (7.6 avg.) with a TD. He originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick (27th overall) of the Jets in 2000.

O’Connell (6-3, 250) appeared in 20 games (four starts) with Kansas City (2009-11). He caught six passes for 53 yards (8.8 avg.) and added two special teams tackles. He originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick (237th overall) of the Chiefs in 2009.

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